LRT in NYT, Net Transport

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 23 Jan 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From my community newsletter:
"Black holes are where God divided by zero." -- Steven Wright

# Geeks with Guns - Hillary's Near Miss - "It's a joke, son." The punch line is in the "NTSB crash photo". Hahahahaha. [geeks]

# James Lileks - Dean Remix (1.6 meg MP3) - puts to music Howard Dean's mad rant that's been playing everywhere. Hehe. [notreasonblog]

# I pasted in the link incorrectly yesterday for Boston T. Party's Molôn Labé. This one's correct, and I fixed it on yesterday's page as well. [gunner]

# Tom McNichol of The New York Times via - Engineering Google results to make a political point - The Liberty Round Table's Google-Bombing the War on Freedom project made the Times. I've changed the links in the excerpt below to enforce the bombs. [lrtdiscuss]

The Liberty Round Table, a libertarian group, started a Google bomb that linked the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group, with the term "food Nazis." (As a follow-up, the group is trying to make the Internal Revenue Service site the No. 1 Google result for the term "organized crime.") Other recent Google bombs have sought to associate President Bush, Sen. Clinton and Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, with various unprintable phrases.

# Chicago Sun-Times - Gun owner: I, not cops, got bad guy - Hale DeMar shot a burgler the second time the creep broke into his home. The perp was charged with a felony, but Mr. DeMar was charged with breaking Wilmette Illinois' ban on handguns and on having an expired firearm owner's ID. The local police chief had the gall to suggest that homes are safer without handguns, i.e. Mr. DeMar would have been safer had he allowed the perp to kill his children. This article outlines the events, then includes an impassioned letter from Mr. DeMar. He titled it "Village Trustees ... Stick to Parade Schedules & Planting our Parks". Bravo! [muth]

Until you are shocked by a piercing alarm in the middle of the night and met in your kitchen by a masked invader as your children shudder in their beds, until you confront that very real nightmare, please don't suggest that some village trustee knows better and he/she can effectively task the police to protect your family from the miscreants that this society has produced.

This career criminal had been arrested thirty times. He was wanted in Georgia and for parole violations in Minnesota. How many family homes had he violated, how many innocent lives were affected, how many police reports went into some back office file cabinet, only to become some abstract statistic? How is it that rabid animals like this are free to roam the streets, violating our homes and threatening the safety of our children?

# Net Transport allows you to download Windows Media Player and Real Player streaming media to files on your computer. It also does HTTP, HTTPS, & FTP. I downloaded the beginning of Bushnev's State of the Union video from C-SPAN. Worked like a charm. [misanthropes]

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